Problems with USB extension cable



Claudio Barbosa
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Can anybody help me with my USB extension cable?

my Windows XP (SP2) doesn't recognize it! It appears to me like "unknow
device". In an Windows 2000 computer, it appears like "Generic USB hub"

uggabugga
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
I maybe wrong but the extension cable should not be recognized as a device.
The unknown device is something else. Plug in the extension cable to a USB
device and see if the connected device works.
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That's just like my opinion, Man........


"Claudio Barbosa" wrote:

> Can anybody help me with my USB extension cable?
>
> my Windows XP (SP2) doesn't recognize it! It appears to me like "unknow
> device". In an Windows 2000 computer, it appears like "Generic USB hub"

AllenM
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
What's connected to the other end of the extension cable? I would try
whatever it is connect to connect without the extension cable. If XP sees
your device then you have a bad cable. XP does not recognize cables. they
are not devices.


"Claudio Barbosa" <ClaudioBarbosa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:F18B5602-79C0-4484-BEA2-CA7BFE52998A@microsoft.com...
> Can anybody help me with my USB extension cable?
>
> my Windows XP (SP2) doesn't recognize it! It appears to me like "unknow
> device". In an Windows 2000 computer, it appears like "Generic USB hub"

Claudio Barbosa
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
This cable is 4.8 meters long and has an usb hub at the end. it is recognized
at windows 2000 as a "generic usb hub", the same doesn't happens at windows xp

"Byte" wrote:

> Does it recognize when you plug a peripheral into the cable such as a camera,
> scanner, printer, MP3 player, etc? The cable itself is nothing but an
> extension
> of the port on your PC. Unless you plug something in to it, it just
> flounders there.
> Generic USB Hub is the proper term.
> --
> Some days you're the windshield,
> some days you're the bug.
>
>
> "Claudio Barbosa" wrote:
>
> > Can anybody help me with my USB extension cable?
> >
> > my Windows XP (SP2) doesn't recognize it! It appears to me like "unknow
> > device". In an Windows 2000 computer, it appears like "Generic USB hub"

Claudio Barbosa
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
take a look on this

http://www.usbgear.com/USB%5FRepeater%5FCable/

now You'll see what cable I'm talking about!!!

"AllenM" wrote:

> What's connected to the other end of the extension cable? I would try
> whatever it is connect to connect without the extension cable. If XP sees
> your device then you have a bad cable. XP does not recognize cables. they
> are not devices.
>
>
> "Claudio Barbosa" <ClaudioBarbosa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:F18B5602-79C0-4484-BEA2-CA7BFE52998A@microsoft.com...
> > Can anybody help me with my USB extension cable?
> >
> > my Windows XP (SP2) doesn't recognize it! It appears to me like "unknow
> > device". In an Windows 2000 computer, it appears like "Generic USB hub"
>
>
>

uggabugga
07-09-2005, 11:54 PM
Claudio,

That is not just a USB extension cable. It is a USB cable with a repeater
built into it. That is a device although there should be no need for drivers
according to the website, XP and 2000 are obviously looking for drivers. XP
probably needs you to force the drivers because they are unsigned or it just
isn't looking in the rigght folder. When you get to a certain point, if the
drivers are found, you will probably need to cllick on the "Continue" button
to install them.

The drivers for the Unknown Device may already be on your drive. Open the
device and search for the drivers using Windows Update (check Automatically)
and have it check C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32 and C:\WINNT (or C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 and
C:\WINDOWS).

Have you plugged in a device such as a camera or MP3 player to the cable as
AllenM and I suggested? It may just be that the cable is defective.

I would call the number I found there and see if they provide technical
support:

1-888-688-2188
--
That's just like my opinion, Man........


"Claudio Barbosa" wrote:

> take a look on this
>
> http://www.usbgear.com/USB%5FRepeater%5FCable/
>
> now You'll see what cable I'm talking about!!!
>
> "AllenM" wrote:
>
> > What's connected to the other end of the extension cable? I would try
> > whatever it is connect to connect without the extension cable. If XP sees
> > your device then you have a bad cable. XP does not recognize cables. they
> > are not devices.
> >
> >
> > "Claudio Barbosa" <ClaudioBarbosa@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > message news:F18B5602-79C0-4484-BEA2-CA7BFE52998A@microsoft.com...
> > > Can anybody help me with my USB extension cable?
> > >
> > > my Windows XP (SP2) doesn't recognize it! It appears to me like "unknow
> > > device". In an Windows 2000 computer, it appears like "Generic USB hub"
> >
> >
> >


Problems with USB extension cable